Near Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Average time spent – 1-3+ hours.
Things to do at Carsington Water review
Carsington Water is a large reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water located between Wirksworth and Kniveton in Derbyshire. As well as watersports there is a play area, walks around the lake, fishing and a visitor centre.
There is a 3-mile cycle route which is perfect for little legs, plus an 8-mile route for those that can manage it. Bike hire is available from Carsington Sports and Leisure. You can learn more about the birds that visit the lake in their wildlife centre. There are also three walking routes around the lake, these are a great way to take in the beauty of the lake.
Carsington water is a popular place for fishing with both brown and rainbow trout, you can even hire a boat. There is a range of watersports available on the lake including windsurfing. kayaking, rowing and canoeing. You can book in for lessons or hire their equipment. Kids will love the outdoor play area.
Make sure you see the amazing Kugel stone. The granite stone weighs one tin and revolves on a thin film of water which is pumped into the granite socket it sits on.
Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.
Important Information Carsington Water
Eating – There is a cafe and a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Large lake with watersports, cycle routes, walks, play area and visitor centre. There are toilets, a restaurant and a cafe.
Entry price – *FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. It is FREE to visit Carsington water. Some of the activities may have a charge. If you visit by car there is a small charge to park, this applies to all three of their car parks. Charges are from £3-5 for all-day parking.
Opening: Carsington Water is open almost all year round, although some activities may not always be open. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Information on accessibility – please contact the venue
Address: Sheepwash Car Park – Carsington Water, B5035, Carsington, Matlock DE4 4DD, Derbyshire, England. Phone: 01629 540696
Category – Large lake with facilities – Mostly outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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